Coat

Object Number: 
1946.120a
Date: 
1942
Medium: 
Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 22 x 33 in. ( 10.2 x 55.9 x 83.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: reverse of front buttons: "SUPERIOR / QUALITY" embroidered: inside, on label on breast pocket: "Royal Uniforms / "FIT FOR A KING" / 45 EAST 29TH ST. / NEW YORK" printed: inside breast pocket, on label: "ROYAL UNIFORMS / 257 Fourth Ave. New Y
Description: 
Khaki-colored worsted wool single-breasted Air Corps officer'ssummer coat; double collar with shallow lapels; shoulder loops with buttons at the collar end; 4 buttons down the front, 4 pockets on the front with flaps which button closed; all buttons cast with the Great Seal of the U.S.; closed sleeves (no cuffs) with a band of yellow lacing around each wrist; 2 panels at the back; front panels, sleeves and top half of back panel lined with khaki-colored silk, vertical slit pocket at left breast.
Gallery Label: 
This coat is part of a uniform worn by Paul H. Downing during World War II. Downing served in the Air Corps as commanding officer of the Rochester (N.Y.) Region, Materiel Command.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Paul H. Downing
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group